Invisalign Clear Aligners
Invisalign is a state-of-the-art way for patients to rejuvenate and realign their smiles. Many believe that traditional orthodontic braces are the only way to address troublesome teeth. However, thanks to technological advances, dentists such as Dr. Kevin Rykard can now help with invisible dental braces. Oklahoma City dental practices offer Invisalign orthodontics for patients who want to address misaligned teeth without the trouble and time of traditional metal wire and bracket braces.
Invisalign works with clear, medical-grade plastic aligner trays. These trays are custom-made to fit over the patient’s teeth, and are worn to slowly and gently move teeth. The aligner trays use gentle forces to guide teeth to a more appealing alignment, and do so without the use of wires, brackets, and other accessories that are often used by area orthodontists.
When a patient first comes in for Invisalign braces after their initial consultation with Dr. Kevin Rykard, they will undergo computerized impressions to translate the location of their teeth into a computer program. This program is used to create the aligner trays at the Invisalign laboratories. The impressions are sent to the lab, and weeks later, the patient will receive a complete set of aligner trays that are used to realign their smile over a period of several months.
The aligner trays are worn at all times, day and night, except when a patient is eating, drinking, or caring for their teeth. The trays are worn for two weeks, at which time they are then switched out with the next in the series. Over the course of time, teeth will slowly shift into their final places, and patients will utilize a retainer after their Invisalign treatment to help the teeth retain their positions.
Rejuvenating and making over patient smiles is one of the goals of Dr. Kevin Rykard’s practice. Being able to bring forth beauty and confidence is the key to patients living their lives to their fullest! If you are a patient who is looking to undergo a smile makeover with invisible dental braces, this Oklahoma City dental practice is here to help!